20 Sweet Snacks for 50 Calories or Less
Siggi's Blueberry Yogurt Tubes
Snacks under 50 calories can still give you a decent dose of protein. Siggi’s blueberry yogurt tubes clock in at just 50 calories each, and they also have 5 grams of energy-boosting protein. Another benefit of this quick sweet snack? You don’t have to remember to pack a spoon.
Roasted Cherry-Almond Milk Pops
When you want to treat yourself to something sweet and a little indulgent, reach for one of these homemade ice pops. Each one is only 47 calories and made with good-for-you ingredients like dark cherries and Greek yogurt. Our basic recipe calls for unsweetened almond milk, but for a touch more decadence, you can use chocolate almond milk instead.
Quaker Apple Cinnamon & Caramel Rice Cakes
If you usually reach for a pack of crackers or something crunchy at snack time, try Quaker’s 50-calorie rice cakes when your stomach starts to rumble. You can find them in a few different flavors (apple cinnamon and caramel are both 50 calories per serving), and they’re gluten-free and made with whole grains. Having a package in your pantry makes for easy, quick, sweet snacks you can grab whenever hunger hits.
A half cup of fresh blueberries is right around 40 calories, and the berries make a juicy and delicious snack. Blueberries also have the benefit of being high in fiber (not to mention all the other beneficial nutrients), so you can always feel good about reaching for this healthy snack.
Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Squares
Dark chocolate has a few health benefits (and milk chocolate does too!), so if you want easy sweet snacks, grab a square. You can keep Ghirardelli’s Dark Chocolate Squares on hand in your kitchen or desk drawer so you can easily reach for one of these 50-calorie treats at snack time.
Extra-Easy Spiced Kettle Corn
If your snacking tastes run more toward a combo of sweet and savory, pack a bag of this spiced kettle corn to snack on at your desk. It starts with a regular bag of microwave kettle corn, then it gets dressed up with a sprinkle of garam masala, a popular Indian spice blend. The spices give your kettle corn more complex flavors while keeping it at 45 calories per cup.
Arctic Zero Ice Cream
Yep, you can dig into a bowl of ice cream for under 50 calories (depending on which flavor you choose, it can be as low as 40!). Arctic Zero’s non-dairy ice cream flavors are pretty high in fiber for ice cream—4 grams per half cup—but low in calories. Their chocolate peanut butter flavor has just 45, while salted caramel, cookie shake, purely chocolate, hint of mint, and cake batter all come in at 40 calories per serving.
One easy way to mix up your sweet snack routine is to stock up on apples. One apple has about 50 calories, and this healthy sweet snack is super easy to take on the go. Plus, with so many different varieties of apples to choose from, you won’t get stuck in a snacking rut.
Outshine Frozen Fruit Bars
A big perk of these frozen fruit bars is that they have no added sugar, and they’re made with real fruit juice. The variety pack includes strawberry, tangerine, and raspberry flavors, but no matter which one you choose, it’ll have 25 percent of your daily vitamin C in less than 50 calories. Each bar is actually only 25 calories, so if you can’t decide which flavor you want, you can try two!
Stone Fruit Granita
In the summertime, cool down with a sweet treat that has fewer calories than most ice creams. This granita recipe is super simple—it’s mostly water and fresh stone fruit, with a dash of sugar—and it has just 48 calories in a serving. Depending on what you’re craving, you can make this easy snack recipe with peaches, nectarines, plums, or even sweet cherries.
Nature's Bandits Organic Fruit & Veggie Stix
One of the main benefits of these low-calorie sweet snacks is that they’re made with real fruits and veggies. When you look at the ingredient list, you’ll mostly see organic fruit and veggie purees and juices. The mixed berry flavor is 50 calories per bar (and the blueberry flavor is still just 60), and includes some healthy potassium, fiber, and vitamins. And they’re easy to take with you on the go!
You might already reach for watermelon as a sweet snack in the summertime—if so, keep it up! One cup of watermelon has about 40 calories, and you can’t beat its juiciness and refreshing fruity flavor. Thanks to its high water content, watermelon is also a hydrating snack.
Sun-Maid Raisins Mini Snacks
Do you remember mini boxes of Sun-Maid raisins from your childhood? There’s a reason these sweet treats were such a popular lunchbox snack. Each box of raisins is 45 calories, and you can buy them in packs of 12 so you’ll be fully stocked on easy grab-and-go snacks. Despite their small size, raisins have some helpful vitamins, minerals, and fiber, making them a good option for healthy snacks under 50 calories.
Kiwi-Strawberry Rooibos Ice Pops
These easy ice pops are one of our favorite sweet snacks because they can just as easily serve as a healthy dessert. At just 23 calories, these gorgeous pops are one of the lowest calorie snacks on our list. Each lick blends together the flavors of vanilla rooibos tea, apple juice, fresh strawberries, and kiwis for a sweet, healthy, and slightly tropical snack.
Hershey's Milk Chocolate Kisses with Almonds
Of course, when we think about sweet snacks, our minds always go to chocolate. Grab a couple of Hershey’s Kisses with almonds the next time you're in need of sweet and salty snacks, and they’ll kick your cravings as they melt in your mouth. Two Kisses are 47 calories, so you can even save one for later, if you want.
Along with some sweetness, a kiwifruit will add a taste of the tropics to snack time. A medium fruit has about 42 calories, and it packs in some extra nutrients. Kiwis are higher in vitamin C than most other fruits, and they have potassium, too.
Mott's Unsweetened Applesauce
Mott’s unsweetened applesauce is another handy, already-portioned snack to keep in your pantry. Each cup is 50 calories, and it has no added sugar and 20 percent of your daily vitamin C. If you want to dress up your cup a little more for snack time, stir in a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Iced Tea Granita
SunRype Fruit Snacks Bars
Not all snacks are easy to take on the go, so if you’re looking for a sweet snack to travel with, you might want to give SunRype’s Fruit Snack Bars a try. Their apple-strawberry flavor is 50 calories a bar, and it’s gluten free, nut free, and vegan, too. They’re easier to toss in your bag for the day than a container of strawberries.
Pineapple, Mint, and Coconut Water Pops
Fresh fruit makes a great snack on its own, but sometimes we crave something just a bit more special. For times like that, try these pineapple and coconut water ice pops—they’re low in calories (just 43), they have healthy slices of fresh pineapple, and they feel like a fancy treat. Freeze fresh pineapple with plain coconut water (or try flavored), and add some fresh mint leaves to make them even more refreshing.